Deutsche offers inverse ETF to Asian market

Db x-trackers, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) arm of Deutsche Bank, has launched four new ETFs on the Singapore Stock Exchange including Asia's first inverse fund, the S&P 500 Short ETF, which tracks downwards moves in the S&P 500.

The other three ETFs are linked to upside performance of the MSCI Taiwan TRN index, FTSE/Xinhua China 25 index and the S&P CNX Nifty.

There are 176 equity-based ETFs listed in the Asian Pacific market with 194 different listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges according to a research report from Deutsche Bank. Japan has the largest market share by assets under management accounting for 53% of the Asian Pacific space, while China has the largest market share by turnover with 31%.


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